20 Clutter-Free Gift ideas Ahead!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in General, Newsletter

Gift giving is a tradition enjoyed by nearly everyone this time of year. I like to encourage folks to consider gifts that are thoughtful yet sensible and more importantly, do not not clutter a home.
Here are a few ideas to help you be a clutter-free gift giver:

  1. A year-long subscription to the zoo, museum, aviary or science center.
  2. A good wine or a special micro-brew beer. Consider a year-long sampling for a larger gift or just a bottle or 6-pack for a smaller gift.
  3. For the coffee drinker – a specialty coffee, gift card or free-refill card to their favorite coffee shop.
  4. A fuel gift card or auto emergency kit for the student traveler.
  5. Classes or workshops for a point of interest – dancing, cooking, quilting, photography, etc.
  6. There are hundreds of recipes for edible and drinkable treats that can be assembled inside a jar such as cookies, soups and hot cocoa. Do a Google search for ‘recipes in a jar’ and take your pick!
  7. A visit to an indoor water park is a nice treat for the whole family especially in the dead of winter.
  8. A gift certificate for fitness – Yoga, Pilates or any fitness center.
  9. A gift card to a favorite store or restaurant; consider your local establishments when possible.
  10. Instead of a hard cover book or cd – consider an e-book gift or i-tunes gift card.
  11. Specialty spices, oils or vinegars for the avid cook.
  12. A charity or mission donation in someone’s name.
  13. A gift certificate for a therapeutic massage, hair or nail salon is a luxurious treat.
  14. Movie, symphony or theater tickets.
  15. Tickets to a sporting event or concert.
  16. Homemade edible treats with an accompanying recipe to share.
  17. A free night of babysitting for a couple with children.
  18. Hobby gifts – golfers, cyclists, crafters, scrap bookers, and knitters would love supplies or a gift card from their favorite store.
  19. For family members – a photo calendar filled with family pictures, birth dates and anniversaries.
  20. The gift of time – coupons for a family night of games and home movies is time well spent and will not cost you a penny!

Please enjoy this season knowing that the right gift is out there and it probably does not require any dusting!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Organization Lane!

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1. A year-long subscription to the zoo, museum, aviary or science center.

A year-long subscription to the zoo, museum, aviary or science center.

2. A good wine or a special micro-brew beer. Consider a year-long sampling for a larger gift or just a bottle or 6-pack for a smaller gift.

A good wine or a special micro-brew beer. Consider a year-long sampling for a larger gift or just a bottle or 6-pack for a smaller gift.

11. Specialty spices, oils or vinegars for the avid cook.

Specialty spices, oils or vinegars for the avid cook.